Goodfellas

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I watched this movie on Netflix.

Goodfellas is another one of those old classics that was on my list of shame, having never seen it. Since it is going to be leaving Netflix on May 1st (2020), I decided to go for it.
It was pretty good, a nice look into gangster life of that era with some great performances all around. I didn't think it was an amazing film, but it was good. Had I seen it younger, I might have liked it more...? Maybe? Not saying I didn't like it, but I don't think it's 5 stars worthy.

It's really long, in fact the first night I started it I was too tired and quit after 40 minutes. Came back and finished the rest the next night.
I do like some gangster movies. In fact Road to Perdition is one of my favorite films. Just this one I thought was OK.

Mistake Status: Saw a few in my watch. This isn't the kind of movie I'd be keen to revisit for mistake purposes.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where Karen is too afraid to accept free clothes from Jimmy and speeds off, the yellow NY state license plate falls from the parked car to reveal the modern white one underneath. (02:11:35)

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Henry Hill: What happened?
Jimmy Conway: They whacked him. They fucking whacked him. I can't fucking believe it.

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Suggested correction: False. Joe Pesci told the anecdote to Scorsese in the earliest stages of the movie. Scorsese asked him to add it during previous script readings and further rehearsals while notes were being taken by crew members. Then it was finally shot following those rehearsals and notes.

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Question: In the scene where Tommy believes he is being made, right after he walks into the room you hear him say "Oh no!" right before he is shot. Tommy obviously realizes that he was set up. However, what is it that he sees in the room that tips him off?

Answer: He was expecting a crowded room full of friends congratulating him. Also it was common knowledge among the mafia that being walked into an empty room when you were due to be made meant you were about to be executed, so Tommy likely knew he'd met his end just moments before the shot.

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Answer: Either the fact that the room was empty (being made is a big ceremonial event with many people) or he felt the gun pressed against the back of his head right before they shot him.

Answer: A man being 'made' is an event shrouded in ceremony. The top people in the family are there, among others to congratulate the new soldier. Tommy walked into an empty room.

Answer: There should have been more people waiting for him.

Answer: Wasn't the floor covered with a plastic sheet? That would have given it away.

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